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Jan 17, 2013 3:00pm PST
of this sovereign state and refuse to submit to illegal use of power by the central government and hereby denounce and forbid this illegal and unwarranted action by the central government. >> that was alabama governor george wallace 50 years ago. here's mississippi governor phil brian yesterday. >> we will not enforce any unconstitutional measure, edict, that's being issued by the president of the united states. we need to send a clear message to the federal government that we're not going to continue what we enforce what we believe to be unconstitutional laws. >> different issue, same words. states' rights. back in the 1950s and '60s, local police often stood by and refused to enforce new civil rights laws. now, some conservative sheriffs say they'll refuse to enforce new gun control laws from washington because they may consider them unconstitutional. today's conservatives aren't opposing the right of our children to go to school. but they are standing in the way of our children going to school safely. that's why president obama is proposing these strong, common sense solutions to gun violence.
Jan 18, 2013 3:00pm PST
on assault weapons. he said, and i'm quoting, it's our attempt to push back on the federal government's ever-increasing encroachment. not only on our personal liberties, but on our state sovereignty. >> reverend sharpton, i'm glad to be here. >> now, let me ask you, do you really think your state bill will trump federal law? >> well, that's part of the point. what we're trying to illustrate here is that the federal government has, systematically, over the years, been on full assault of the second amendment. when you assault the second amend. it's not just the second amendment, you assault the entire bill of rights. that's the broader point that we're trying to draw here is that for years, the bill of rights have been under attack from the federal government for no other reason than power and control. >> now, let me ask you a question. where in the second amendment does it give you the right to do the things that the president announced the other day were executive orders. the president said -- i was there -- that he supports the second amendment. he was not talking about guns. he's talking a
Jan 15, 2013 3:00pm PST
group of people who think this is not an appropriate function of government. i'm not one of those. that's not what this was about today. i want this money to go to the folks in the northeast. the question today was whether or not we thought it was important enough to pay for it now or whether or not we were going to pay for it later and make our children and grandchildren pay for it. that was the discussion. i think it's a fair discussion to have. >> all right. well -- but, is it not fair to also point up that in terms of some of your colleagues, there's some blatant hypocrisy? 67 republicans that voted against the $9 billion package. but 37 of them supported emergency aid following disasters in their own states. and you're one of them. the fact is, congressman, you actually received help from a disaster relief program. in 2011 you testified on a committee of small businesses and here's what you said. you said i've actually participated in disaster assistance relief. i showed up six months after i started my business one morning to find my office furniture floating in the front yard. we
Jan 16, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> and more bullets and the government would have to pay the money for it. we would be buying it. >> right. so it all ends up back in their pocket. that pursuit of more and more and more. >> but the vile thing of going and using the president's daughters, i mean, there's always you and i have been in political public protest life for a long time. but you don't do this. it's as low and vile as you can get. you hear people saying we're not going to obey the law. we're going back to states' rights now where they're trying to nullify federal law. we're not going to listen to a presidential executive order. >> well, when was the last two times you heard that? one, during a civil war and two, during the fight to end segregation. so this is the psychology of the people we're talking about. they don't, you know, they put their guns before the best interest of people. but let me just tell you, al, they're not going down as far as they're going to go. the fact is they're really just getting started. you will see just an avalanche of fear and negativity that's g going to be coming from them. they're goin
Jan 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
this is a watershed in our country to move forward now. this election and the act viciv to push the government in a more progress i have way forward. >> we're looking at a tribe, native american tribe from north dakota on the parade route as the president and vice president continue to watch and clap and it's been a long day, but they're buoyant and it's got to be a very happy time. but, senator, you and i know that tomorrow is another day and the day after and the fiekti fi in terms of what we're going to do to create those jobs and create the things that you're talking about, we're going to have to get down into the trenches and really work as well as the citizens. >> seneca falls and selma and stonewall didn't happen without a struggle. >> it came from the bottom up. >> it came from the bottom up. it's people speaking out and caring about this country and pushing their congress and that's how we've gotten so much in this country. we've gotten minimum wage and clean air laws and f.d.a and all of those things. from the bottom up, people demanded it in their workplaces, in their coal mines, in
Jan 22, 2013 3:00pm PST
about the role of government for all time. but it does require us to act in our time. >> act in our time. and not just get in these long unending debates. martin luther king used to call it the paralysis of analysis. >> we may will be coming to the end of one. with medicare and social security and medicaid. what was so striking about the speech yesterday was that obama -- the lack of an olive branch to republicans that we've heard from him before. when you talk about the summer of 2011, he was talking openly about willing potentially to have a deal that included some modifications to medicare. there was talk of raising the medicare eligibility age would be on the table. didn't hear anything about that yesterday. and it raises the question of has he now reached a point where no, i'm not going to cut a deal like that anymore with republicans. that's the past. >> krystal, steve, thank you for your time tonight. >> thanks, reverend. >> be sure to catch krystal and steve on "the cycle" right here on msnbc. >>> ahead, 40 years after roe versus wade, abortion rights are under assault in the sta
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